Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Little Rock, AR
Actually two guys can easily lift the bed off of the frame once it is unbolted. The hardest part of the entire procedure is unhooking the wiring harness from the brake lights, unbolting the gas tank filler neck from the bed and the bed from the frame, and removing the tailgate. Which is much easier than wrestling the gas tank loose from underneath, and trying to unhook the fuel lines in such a small cramped position. The bed is suprisingly lighter than it looks. If I ever have to do it on my coly, I won't even think twice which method I'll use. A phone call to some local repair shops in your area will show that most of them will go about it in the same way. That is how I found out about this way, and man was it easier. Anyway, just trying to save you some trouble. Good luck either way.
2005 Chevy Z71 4x4 Crew Cab
1SF package, 4.10 rear end, Eaton G80 Locker
Yakima roof rack, Bed extender, Bed liner,
32" BFG All-Terrains, 1 1/2" Lift Shackles in rear for leveling purposes. WARN M8000 Winch, custom winch bumper.